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Jim Jonas – Spring 2018

Jim Jonas, Dole Fellow

Jim Jonas is a political communications and public affairs consultant based in Denver, Colo. He has been active in independent political reform efforts and candidate campaigns for nearly two decades, including managing Greg Orman’s independent campaign for the U.S. Senate in Kansas in 2014 and co-founding Unity ‘08.

In addition to consulting for several candidate and independent expenditure efforts, he is also currently serving as the executive director of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, a group of leading organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing electoral competition and voter choice.

Prior to becoming an independent, Jim worked on a variety of Republican political efforts including writing and producing television commercials with legendary adman, Roger Ailes, and serving as communications director for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s early campaign for the 1996 Republican nomination. While still in college in 1988, Jim was a Bob Dole for President delegate to the state GOP convention in North Carolina.

Discussion Group Topic: Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

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